2013 NCS Divisional Nominees!

March 27th, 2014

Congratulations to the 2013 divisional nominees for the 68th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced Saturday, May 24th at the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner …

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2013 NCS Cartoonist of the Year Nominees!

February 27th, 2014

NCS membership nomination voting has been tabulated, and the nominees for the 2013 Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” are: Wiley Miller Stephan Pastis Hilary Price …

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CAPS Auction to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai

February 24th, 2014

CAPS to launch art auction featuring original works by Matt Groening, Jack Davis, Mike Mignola, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes and hundreds more to benefit fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai...

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NCS Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year's outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The society's greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Cartoonists in various professional divisions are also honored with special plaques for excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more.

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The NCS was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession.

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2014 will see the launch of the NCS Masters Series, an ongoing series of documentaries profiling the greatest names in cartooning made freely available online. Check back soon for updates and announcements. In the meantime, here are some of the infamous Reuben Awards Ceremony Opening movies that traditionally kick off the annual black tie extravaganzas. Enjoy!


The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. The NCS Foundation was formed in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception in 1946.